Repertoire

 

Qualification Round

Item 1
A fugue and prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach

Item 2
One of Ludwig van Beethoven's last three sonatas op. 109, op. 110 or op. 111
In addition to the registration documents, the applicants must submit a video (DVD, Mini DV or VHS in PAL format or via WeTransfer to itbcb@beethovenfest.de) in which they can be clearly seen and heard playing the repertoire. The works for the qualification round are the same as items 1 and 2 in the first judging round. The choice of works for the qualification round is binding for the 1st round. Subsequent changes will not be allowed.

 

First public round

Date: December 1 to 3, 2017
Participants: 28
Duration of recital: 45 minutes each

Item 1
A fugue and prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach


Item 2
One of Ludwig van Beethoven's last three sonatas op. 109, op. 110 or op. 111

Item 3

One of the following works by Ludwig van Beethoven:
Seven Bagatelles, op. 33
Six Variations on an Original Theme in F major, op. 34
ElevenBagatelles, op. 119
Six Bagatelles, op. 126
7 Variations on the quartet "Kind, willst du ruhig schlafen?" from Peter Winter's opera 'Das unterbrochene Opferfest', WoO 75
32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80

or
Two Rondos, op. 51 no. 1 in C major and no. 2 in G major

or
Fantasy in B major, op. 77

or
Andante favori in F major WoO 57

or
Rondo a capriccio ‘Rage over a Lost Penny’ in G major, op. 129
Polonaise in C major, op. 89

 

Second public round

Date: December 4 to 5, 2017
Participants: 12
Duration of recital: 60 Minuten each

Item 4
One sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven

(but not
No. 1 in F minor, op. 2 no. 1
No. 5 in C minor, op. 10 no. 1
No 6 in F major, op. 10 no. 2
No. 9 in E major, op. 14 no. 1
No. 10 in G major, op. 14 no. 2
No. 19 in G minor, op. 49 no. 1
No. 20 in G major, op. 49 no. 2
No. 22 in F major, op. 54
No 24 in F sharp major, op. 78
No. 30 in E major op. 109
No. 31 in A flat major op. 110
No. 32 in C minor, op. 111)

or
33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli in C major, op. 120

or
15 Variations and Fugue in E-flat major, op. 35
 
Item 5
One or more works by Joseph Haydn, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Ferdinand Ries, Carl Maria von Weber, Carl Czerny, Ignaz Moscheles, Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Max Reger oder Richard Strauss.

 

Third round: Semi-final with chamber music

Date: December 7, 2017
Participants: 6
Duration of recital: 60 minutes each

Item 6
One of the following sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven

No. 1 in F minor, op. 2 no. 1
No. 5 in C minor, op. 10 no. 1
No 6 in F major, op. 10 no. 2
No. 9 in E major, op. 14 no. 1
No. 10 in G major, op. 14 no. 2
No. 22 in F major, op. 54
No 24 in F sharp major, op. 78

Item 7
One or more works by Arnold Schönberg, Béla Bartók, Igor Strawinsky, Anton Webern, Alban Berg, Sergej Prokofjew, Paul Hindemith, Viktor Ullmann, Hans Eisler oder Dmitri Schostakowitsch
 
 

 

 

Item 8:
A contemporary work, which was composed after 1980 (chosen by the performer)
 
Item 9:
Sonata for piano and cello op. 102/1 in C major, 3. movement: Adagio and 4. movement: Allegro vivace
Together with chamber music partner Emil Rovner (cello)

 

Final round

Date: December 9 2017
Participants: 3
Duration of recital: --

Item 10

Piano concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven
No.1 in C major, op. 15 and No. 3 in C minor, op.37

or

No.2 in B flat major op. 19 and No. 4 in G major op.58

or

No. 5 in E flat major op. 73 and the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major op. 61 (version for piano)
 

The jury will decide which work shall be performed in the final

 

General comments about the competition rounds:

With the exception of contemporary works from the twenty-first century, the solo repertoire is to be performed by heart in all competition rounds. The jury reserves the right to interrupt the performances if they overrun.
The competitors will have the opportunity to practice and rehearse on site
All rounds of the competition, with the exception of the preliminary round, are public. The public are allowed to enter only between performances.